Zhengzhi Wang, a distinguished graduate of Temple Law School’s Beijing LL.M. program, was recently invited to join as an arbitrator the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Wang is a Senior Partner and the head of IP practices at the firm of Beijing Globe-Law.
As a leading IP lawyer in China, Wang has been engaged in IP litigation since 2002. He represented clients in numerous IP cases in Chinese courts, including the nation’s Top Ten National IP Cases (Copyright of Network Plug Case), and Beijing’s Top 10 foreign merchant IP Protection Case (Case of World Executives’ Trademark and Trade Name Conflict). He has authored 10 volumes of the serial reports on China IP Index, the most influential IP reports in the country. His book on the Protection of IP Right of the Famous Traditional Trade Names of China significantly helped promote the public awareness of the importance of IP right protection nationwide.
In 2013 and 2015, Wang sat on the editorial board of 50 IP Cases published as Guiding Cases by the Supreme People’s Court of China. Mr. Wang also served as a member of the drafting group of the Patent Law, responsible for the section on the administrative protection of patents, and a member of the working group on reconciliation of laws at the National Office Against Counterfeiting and IP Infringement. Wang is an arbitrator at China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission as well as the regional arbitration committees of Beijing, Xian and Hefei.
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center offers Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options for the resolution of international commercial disputes between private parties. Developed by leading experts in cross-border dispute settlement, the arbitration, mediation, and expert determination procedures at the Center are widely recognized as particularly appropriate for technology, entertainment, and other disputes involving intellectual property. The subject matter of the WIPO proceedings includes both contractual disputes (e.g., patent and software licenses, trademark coexistence agreements, distribution agreements for pharmaceutical products, and research and development agreements) and non-contractual disputes (e.g., patent infringement).